World Cup 2018 

Welcome to our World Cup 2018 page where you can get all the latest news on the tournament in Russia. We have created this page to make sure you are up to date with the TV schedule, fixtures, squads, and injuries for each team so you don’t miss any of the action.

World Cup Dates: The tournament is scheduled to take place from June 14th to the 15th of July 2018. Take a look at all the key dates you need to know about here.

World Cup Qualified Teams: Take a look at how each team qualified for the tournament.

World Cup Friendlies: We have put together a comprehensive list of all the international friendlies taking place before the tournament kicks off on the 14th of June. Make sure you know who your team is warming up against.

World Cup Fixtures: Take a look at the list of fixtures that will make up the group and knockout stages for the 2018 World Cup.

World Cup Groups: The World Cup Draw took place in December 2017, and it revealed some compelling group matches to look forward to. Take a look at who is playing who here.

World Cup Venue: Russia: Stadium Guide

World Cup 2018 

Stadium Guide: Take a look at our stadium guide (Getty Images)

Team Guides

Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

France, Australia, Peru, Denmark

Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea

Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

World Cup TV Schedule: Take a look at our handy guide on the TV schedule for the tournament. The BBC and ITV are sharing coverage of the group stages so make sure you know what is being televised where.

BBC Pundits 

ITV Pundits

World Cup Rising Stars – We have selected some young players who we think could take the next step to becoming global superstars.

World Cup Injuries: Stay up to date with all the injuries to players likely to have been involved in the World Cup here.

World Cup Favourites: See who we think are the favourites for the tournament.

World Cup Outsiders: See who we think could be an outside shot at the World Cup in Russia.

World Cup History

History of the World Cup Trophy: Read about its design, theft, and the general history about one of the most famous trophy’s in the world.

World Cup Golden Boot Winners: Who has won the Golden Boot at each World Cup? Find out here.

Greatest World Cup Matches

Greatest World Cup Goals

Greatest World Cup Shocks

The 2014 World Cup took place in Brazil and was won by Germany in a final against a Lionel Messi led Argentina side. It was a tense affair with the German side prevailing due to a Mario Gotze goal in extra-time.

However, the tournament was best remembered for Germany’s demolition of Brazil, 7-1 in the semi-final.

The 2018 World Cup will have the world’s best on show with stars like Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar playing for juggernaut sides Argentina, Portugal, and Brazil.

But there will also be stars on lesser known teams like Christian Eriksen of Denmark, Mohamed Salah of Egypt, and Kevin De Bruyne on a Belgium side with huge potential.

Two notable absentees from the tournament are the Netherlands who failed to get out of their qualification group, and Italy, who lost to Sweden in the qualification playoffs.

We have also finished our World Soccer 500 – 2018 Edition where we compile a list of the 500 Most Important players on the planet. Check out the lists below.

Alphabetical List

Nationality List

Club List

Throughout the years we have also put together Talent Scout reports on players before they became stars. You can read about Raphael Varane, Ivan Rakitic, David Silva and many more stars when they were youngsters. Check them out below.

Talent Scout Reports 

Also don’t forget to check out our social media channels for all the latest updates on the tournament. World Soccer on Facebook. World Soccer on Twitter.

Ousmane Dembele

After an injury-interrupted start to his career in Spain, Barcelona’s French star is now making his mark.

Isco

In this piece we look at Francisco Roman Alarcon Suarez, otherwise better known as Isco.

Kylian Mbappe

Take a look at our player profile on the young World Cup winner and PSG forward Kylian Mbappe.